FF Virtual Arena: CBDC’s & R3
Sep28

FF Virtual Arena: CBDC’s & R3

On today’s Virtual Arena we host @R3’s @Daniel Eidan to discuss the very future of the payments industry. With the advent of Central Banks around the world bringing in their own Crypto Currencies are we going to see the way we pay for things change...

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The Fintech Fix: Golden Jubilee Episode
Sep25

The Fintech Fix: Golden Jubilee Episode

In this week’s the fintech fix, join our celebratory Golden Jubilee episode as Doug Mackenzie finally reaches 50 weeks of The Fix. My! Hasn’t he grown? Not only is this cause for celebration but we hear about the big parties @Robinhood and @Chime are going to be having this weekend. Over in Russia we hear the tingle of a @Tinkoff Bank and @Yandex marriage so be sure to check this episode out now...

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FF Virtual Arena: Plaid and Open Banking
Sep25

FF Virtual Arena: Plaid and Open Banking

In today’s Virtual Arena join Plaid’s Keith Grose and Douglas Mackenzie as they weave together a discussion about the future of open finance. If you weren’t ready for open banking, you will be left on the bottom of the cutting room floor. With Plaid any company can become the fintech of the...

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FF Virtual Arena: Financial Inclusion with Finastra
Sep23

FF Virtual Arena: Financial Inclusion with Finastra

In today’s Virtual Arena Doug Mackenzie is joined by Wissam Khuory, Finastra’s head of international, to talk about the biggest fintech mission in the world – making finance work for everyone. Financial Inclusion, disrupting the status quo and collaboration in a COVID19 environment are all on the cards....

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FF: Ultimate Sibos Pub Quiz – The Afterparty!
Sep22

FF: Ultimate Sibos Pub Quiz – The Afterparty!

We are very proud to partner with our friends at Sibos and Swift Innotribe for next months first ever virtual Sibos! Sibos has gathered speakers from all over the globe – Jamie Dimon, Amber Case, Mike Ebeling, Esther George, to name a few. They have live panels, virtual networking, the Sibos hackathon and of course Perfect Pitch –  it’s going to be brilliant! And as for an afterparty – that’s where we...

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FF Virtual Arena: Cocoa Invest
Sep21

FF Virtual Arena: Cocoa Invest

In today’s Virtual Arena join two Scots Omar Shaikh and Ali Paterson as they discuss ESG, faith and ethical investing. Omar Shaikh, CEO of Cocoa Invest incorporates all the above into their slick platform, so we had to get him on the show....

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FF Virtual Arena: Soldo & Small Business
Sep18

FF Virtual Arena: Soldo & Small Business

In today’s Virtual Arena, Soldo’s Darren Upson chats with Doug Mackenzie about all the issues facing small businesses and how fintech can be used for good to overcome them! We find out about how improving financial visibility can ultimately improve businesses and their owners financial wellbeing. Join us live on LinkedIn at...

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The Fintech Fix: Swiftly Moving On
Sep18

The Fintech Fix: Swiftly Moving On

In this week’s episode of The Fintech Fix, Doug Mackenzie gets a Lion King style overview of the Fintech ecosystem from Appian and The Financial Times. And Swift seem to be heading in a brand new direction – payments just got real....

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FF Virtual Arena: XFW
Sep16

FF Virtual Arena: XFW

In today’s Virtual Arena join friends Don Ginsell from Fintech Holland and FF’s Ali Paterson as they catch up virtually. They will be discussing the state of fintech in the UK, Holland and the wider world as the Amsterdam Fintech Week kicks off in...

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FinTECH Talents Virtual Conference North America 2020: Distance? What Distance?
Sep14

FinTECH Talents Virtual Conference North America 2020: Distance? What Distance?

by Hannah Duncan Welcome to the new age of industry festivals, where you can catch all the talks, hot goss and invaluable insights in just a few clicks. There’s no need to book a flight or stand in long queues (which is something of a disappointment to us Brits). FinTECH Talents has earned a solid reputation for organising some of the best virtual festivals around. This time, we were heading to North America. Like totally awesome! I...

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FF Virtual Arena: Zumo Profile
Sep14

FF Virtual Arena: Zumo Profile

In today’s Virtual Arena, we ask Zumo’s Nick Jones and FF’s Douglas Mackenzie to solve financial literacy, inclusion and crypto in JUST half an hour. Can they do it? Find out here!...

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FF Virtual Arena: Papara Profile
Sep11

FF Virtual Arena: Papara Profile

In today’s episode of our Virtual Arena, we are joined by Cenap of Papara, where we delve into the cryptocurrency and neo banking landscape which continues to develop and evolve within Turkey! Tune in today here and on our LinkedIn page to find out...

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Show 4.01: Nordic Innovation
Sep10

Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Show 4.01: Nordic Innovation

In today’s episode we have brought together great minds from the ever innovative Nordics. We were tasked to find out how collaboration can still help provide the best service for banking customers. We bring in two excellent challenger banks from Sweden and Iceland with Rocker and Indo respectively and Enfuce a Finnish organisation that enables open banking. Joining us is Denise Johanssen from Enfuce, Haukur Skúlason from Indo...

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FF Virtual Arena: Moneyhub & Open Finance
Sep09

FF Virtual Arena: Moneyhub & Open Finance

In today’s Virtual Arena we host Moneyhub’s Samantha Seaton who discusses financial well being with Ali Paterson. With some institutions still grappling with open banking – Moneyhub are going one step further with Open Finance. Improving financial well being for people and...

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FF Virtual Arena: Lumio – Putting the Pep in Your Pennies
Sep07

FF Virtual Arena: Lumio – Putting the Pep in Your Pennies

In today’s Virtual Arena join Lumio’s Charlie Richardson, Co – Founder of Lumio and Fintech Finance’s Doug Mackenzie as they discuss how increased financial clarity can lead to greater financial planning. With new accounts and products all in one place we are starting to see open banking become open finance....

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FF Virtual Arena: WeLab & The Virtual Bank Ecosystem
Sep04

FF Virtual Arena: WeLab & The Virtual Bank Ecosystem

In today’s Virtual Arena, we are joined by WeLab, the best new bank on the block! Jessica Lam and Doug Mackenzie discuss the incredible WeLab story, the Hong Kong fintech scene and of course, the new Virtual Bank ecosystem which looks to be shaking up the banking industry worldwide....

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FF Virtual Arena: On the Pulse with 11:FS
Sep02

FF Virtual Arena: On the Pulse with 11:FS

In today’s #VirtualArena Ali Paterson is joined by 11:FS’s Clouston Mahon and Lindsey Kistler as they bite into how banks around the world can now stay ahead of the pack in a constantly evolving ecosystem where only the strongest survive. Join us today at 14:30 BST...

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The Fintech Magazine Issue 17
Sep01

The Fintech Magazine Issue 17

In this of The Fintech Magazine, From a messenger bank for Gen Zers to a challenger inspired by hip-hop, our look at neobanks of the world in this issue is a refreshing, upbeat change from the news of the past few months. There’s an urgency and optimism about these newbies – some spun out of more traditional institutions, others born out of pure, entrepreneurial genius, that haven’t been blown off course by the pandemic, and some that...

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FF Virtual Arena: The world’s first Tinder for Horses 🐎 ❤️
Sep01

FF Virtual Arena: The world’s first Tinder for Horses 🐎 ❤️

Why the long face? Come and join Hannah Duncan today as she talks to Andrew Amy, co-founder of Whickr. They’ll be discussing all the highs, the lows and the total mares of starting up the world’s first horse trading app!...

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FF Fundraiser Rap-Up #5 August 2020
Aug28

FF Fundraiser Rap-Up #5 August 2020

It’s that time of the month everyone – FF’s Lewis is here to deliver August’s fintech fundraising round-up, delivered in a tidy little rap… Ft. overall Fintech hero Chris Skinner....

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The Fintech Fix: The Chase is on
Aug28

The Fintech Fix: The Chase is on

This week The Fintech Fix is putting Douglas Mackenzie on the geopolitical and economic trail as he finds out about the ECB’s moaning and groaning and what JP Morgan Chase is cooking up in the UK next...

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FF Virtual Arena: Freetrade Fandom
Aug28

FF Virtual Arena: Freetrade Fandom

In today’s Virtual Arena, Adam Dodds at Freetrade teaches Ali Paterson how to invest on their super simple platform. You can now invest in the largest companies in the world from the touch of a button, so what are you waiting for. Download the app now....

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FF Virtual Arena: Manzil
Aug26

FF Virtual Arena: Manzil

History in the making? Join Mohamad Sawwaf, CEO and Founder of Islamic neobank Manzil and Hannah Duncan as they discuss the extraordinary mission of bringing Sharia finance to North America.

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FF Virtual Arena: Social Capital & Influencers
Aug24

FF Virtual Arena: Social Capital & Influencers

In today’s Virtual Arena, join Jay Palter and Ali Paterson as they look to grow their social capital. With fintech events feeling more like Tron than a meeting this has become more important than...

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The Fintech Fix:  Lettuce have more Cabbage
Aug21

The Fintech Fix: Lettuce have more Cabbage

In this week’s episode of The Fintech Fix, Douglas Mackenzie has some catching up to do when it comes to Central banks and decentralisation and the Wirecard rescue mission. Also find out all about the fate of Cabbage as the American Express train pulls...

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InvestHK & Global Fast Track Programme
Aug20

InvestHK & Global Fast Track Programme

In today’s episode of the Virtual Arena, Hong Kong’s foreign investment department – InvestHK, showcases all that the SAR has to offer when it comes to innovating and staying at the head of the curve. Join Doug Mackenzie and King Leung as they discuss the new fintech programme – The Global Fast Track...

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FF Virtual Arena: Financial Planning with Claro
Aug19

FF Virtual Arena: Financial Planning with Claro

In today’s Virtual Arena we hear from Claro Money about how to plan ahead in a time of abject uncertainty. Alexander Ford shows Ali Paterson how easy it is to plan big, while still looking at ESG investments to have the ultimate clear conscience. ...

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FF Virtual Arena: Blue Tree Savings & Helping Parents Invest
Aug18

FF Virtual Arena: Blue Tree Savings & Helping Parents Invest

In today’s #VirtualArena, Will Rainey the founder of Blue Tree Savings discusses why it’s becoming critical to teach parents how to invest for themselves and their kin. With cash becoming less widely used how will children learn how to save money? Join Doug Mackenzie today as he finds out about the changes in financial culture, literacy and what the future can hold for our digital savvy children....

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FF Virtual Arena: Varengold Bank and Fintech in Eastern Europe
Aug17

FF Virtual Arena: Varengold Bank and Fintech in Eastern Europe

In today’s Virtual Arena, we bring back our favourite Fintech lender Varengold Bank to discuss the fintech ecosystem in Eastern Europe. Sergey Panteleev heads up the bank’s presence in Bulgaria so we got Doug Mackenzie to grill him about all the exciting developments in...

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The Fintech Fix: Results Time!
Aug14

The Fintech Fix: Results Time!

In today’s episode we mark the fintech banks performance over the past year – see what the traditional banks have been innovating on when it comes to atm’s atm and whats been going on in Hong...

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Show 3.06 – An SMB’s Covid-19 Guidebook
Aug13

Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Show 3.06 – An SMB’s Covid-19 Guidebook

In this episode of The Paytech Show: Valitor’s Christine Bailey helps Ali Paterson understand the issues small businesses have been suffering from during COVID19 and how they can use digital technologies to come back better than before. With e-commerce giants Klarna and Valitor, the future is bright for the SMB’s of the...

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FF Virtual Arena: Onebanks and Open Banking for All
Aug13

FF Virtual Arena: Onebanks and Open Banking for All

In today’s Virtual Arena, Duncan Cockburn from OneBanks talks to Doug Mackenzie about how open banking is forever changing the way Britons get access to their finances. With cash and branches on the decline – how far will you go to get a tenner? With OneBanks it could be closer than you thought!...

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FF Virtual Arena: B-North Profile
Aug11

FF Virtual Arena: B-North Profile

In today’s #VirtualArena Ali Paterson is joined by Jonathan Thompson, CEO of B-North to talk about how they are planning on disrupting the UK Business Lending Market. We tackle their unique mixture of technology, culture, product offering to deliver lending solutions that can work for firms outside the M25...

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Stu’s Reviews: Bunq – The SUPERGREEN Bank of the Future!
Aug10

Stu’s Reviews: Bunq – The SUPERGREEN Bank of the Future!

Welcome back to Stu’s Reviews! Today Fintech finance have tasked me to take a look at a bank called Bunq, and find out what it has to do with Supergreen...

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FF Virtual Arena: SmartStream and AI
Aug10

FF Virtual Arena: SmartStream and AI

In today’s Virtual Arena we learn all about the most science-fiction of technologies, Artificial intelligence. Andreas Burner, CIO at  SmartStream joins us to talk tech, innovation leads and how that leads right to the heart of finance. And Suduko. Is AI more fiction than science-fiction, find out at 14:30 BST today. Follow us on Linkedin to be alert when we go live.      ...

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The Fintech Fix: The first guest!
Aug07

The Fintech Fix: The first guest!

In this week’s Fintech Fix, Doug has his first guest on the show, a sense of humour fail and more importantly hears what GRAB and Apple are doing in the financial services industry.

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FF Virtual Arena: European Payments Ecosystems: Target 2
Aug07

FF Virtual Arena: European Payments Ecosystems: Target 2

​In today’s Virtual Arena we learn all about the shifting nature of the advanced European payments infrastructure from UniCredit and TAS Group. Leading the conversation we bring in payments experts Raphael Barisaac and Mario Mendia who discuss how the delayed T2 consolidation will change payments forever! ...

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FF Virtual Arena: Outsourcing: Risk Vs. Reward
Aug06

FF Virtual Arena: Outsourcing: Risk Vs. Reward

In today’s Virtual Arena join Ray Brash from PPS, David Parker from Polymath Consulting as we discuss the elephant in the room. Wirecard, outsourcing and all the risks and rewards that fintech will now face in this post (Wirecard) apocalypse world. Join our host ALi Paterson today at...

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FF Virtual Arena: Landbay and Buy to Let Lending
Aug05

FF Virtual Arena: Landbay and Buy to Let Lending

In today’s Virtual Arena we speak with Landbay the specialist in buy to let mortgages. Doug Mackenzie chats with CEO John Goodall about the lending ecosystem in a post and current corona world and where lending will go in the future. Lenders, renters, banks and fintechs bend your ear at...

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Emerging Payments Awards 2020 Finalists Announced!
Aug04

Emerging Payments Awards 2020 Finalists Announced!

The Emerging Payments Awards celebrate innovation, collaboration and emerging payments by recognising companies that have made significant advances in how we pay today. With a 50% increase in submissions for this year’s Awards, entrants demonstrated examples of high-quality and innovative payment solutions, and selecting the finalists was a challenge indeed with so many deserving entrants. Today at Pay360 Conference, the EPA...

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Fintech Show 3.08 – God From the Machine
Aug04

Fintech Finance Presents: The Fintech Show 3.08 – God From the Machine

This episode of The Fintech Show is all about the most science-fiction of technologies, Artificial intelligence. To find out more, Fintech Finance speaks with Jamie Broadbent, RBS, Stuart Riley, CITI and Andreas Burner, SmartStream, all tech and innovation leads right at the heart of finance. Is Ai more fiction than...

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FF Virtual Arena: Synchronising Europe with Stripe
Aug04

FF Virtual Arena: Synchronising Europe with Stripe

In today’s Virtual Arena we learn how Stripe are helping to increase the GDP of the internet and businesses alike as Ellen Moeller and Fintech Finance’s Doug Mackenzie discuss Stripe’s new White Paper. Is regulation a barrier to growth in retail and for businesses? Is Europe actually out of regulatory...

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FF Fundraiser Rap-Up #4 July 2020
Aug03

FF Fundraiser Rap-Up #4 July 2020

It’s that time of the month everyone – FF’s Lewis is here to deliver July’s financial fundraising round-up, delivered in a tidy little rap! This month’s one is faster than usual, but we still bring all the funding news July had to offer, sweetly put to the Men in Black theme tune. Please enjoy and...

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FF Virtual Arena: Walrus
Aug03

FF Virtual Arena: Walrus

In today’s #VirtualArena join our host Doug Mackenzie as we discuss financial literacy in India with Bhagaban Behera, the CEO of Neobank Walrus. Walrus is designed with GEN Z in mind, so cure your after lunch zzzz’s and listen in to the future of banking. Live on our LinkedIn Page. Follow us on Linkedin to be alert when we go live....

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The Fintech Fix: Here is some out ‘saucy’ gossip
Jul31

The Fintech Fix: Here is some out ‘saucy’ gossip

In today’s episode of The Fintech Fix, Doug Mackenzie explores the dangers involved with outsourcing, how Revolut are ‘go comparing’ to their rivals and what the European Commission is doing in the wake of Wirecard!...

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FF Virtual Arena: Elas Profile
Jul30

FF Virtual Arena: Elas Profile

In today’s #VirtualArena at 14:30 BST we hear from ElasBank’s CEO and Founder Dr Vanise Zimmer who tells us all about the banking culture in Brazil, one of the most exciting areas for fintech bank development! ElasBank is special as it looks to tackle the significant divide when it comes to financial inclusion for women. Please enjoy and share!  

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FF Virtual Arena: Finastra & Tonik
Jul29

FF Virtual Arena: Finastra & Tonik

In today’s #VirtualArena at 14:30 BST we host the ultimate Fintech party with Finastra & Tonik. Grab some refreshments and listen to Tonik’s Greg Krasnov and Finastra’s Anand Subbaraman discuss how to build a bank from the ground up, the newest approach to handling customers and everything in...

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FF Virtual Arena: Scalable Capital
Jul28

FF Virtual Arena: Scalable Capital

In today’s #VirtualArena, fresh off last week’s fundraising round, we take a look at Scalable Capital with its founder Adam French, to chat about both their B2B and B2C offerings, the effect of Covid & Brexit, where a “Robo Advisor” ceases to be such and just becomes an “advisor” plus their expansion plans for the...

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FF Virtual Arena: The Ultimate “Fin”dex
Jul27

FF Virtual Arena: The Ultimate “Fin”dex

In today’s #VirtualArena, Ali Paterson catches up with Simon Hardie from findexable about their newly launched Global Fintech Index, exploring some incredible geographical insights and their incredible partnership network. Numbers speak louder than words with over 6000+ registered “fintechs” on the platform so far. We hope you found this insightful, and please remember to join us every day at 14:30BST for more interviews!...

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The Fintech Fix: Sorry, New Host, Who Dis?
Jul24

The Fintech Fix: Sorry, New Host, Who Dis?

In this episode of The Fintech Fix, Doug Mackenzie is stuck in a canal in Venice but that just means we roll out the one and only Ali Paterson from cyrofreeze. And boy is he hungry for Fintech. Featuring Lloyds Bank, JCB, Smartstream, Temenos and many, many more – you can catch your favourite slice of weekly Fintech news here…  

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